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Old 11-17-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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replacing tubular bead on '64 windows

Anybody replaced the bead between the frame in the trailer and the window sash, shaped like a tube with a kind of molded in place flange, that theoretically slips into a slot in the window frame in the trailer? Seems simple, but would love to hear anyone else's experiences or comments.

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Old 11-17-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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Anybody replaced the bead between the frame in the trailer and the window sash, shaped like a tube with a kind of molded in place flange, that theoretically slips into a slot in the window frame in the trailer? Seems simple, but would love to hear anyone else's experiences or comments.

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Using the hollow window gasket, is not really making any improvements.

If you use the "D" shaped gasket, that's hollow, then you would have made a huge improvement.

The "D" shaped gasket is attached not to the glass frame, but the the meatl frame that's riveted to the shell.

Repeated tests shows an excellent seal with the "D" gasket.

Many owners have switched to it for it's obvious improvement over the old hollow bulb gasket.

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Old 11-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Anybody replaced the bead between the frame in the trailer and the window sash, shaped like a tube with a kind of molded in place flange, that theoretically slips into a slot in the window frame in the trailer? Seems simple, but would love to hear anyone else's experiences or comments.

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Hi Peter, It is simple. Take a look here. Restoration Topics - Window Repairs. We have had no problems with leaks.
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Hi Peter, It is simple. Take a look here. Restoration Topics - Window Repairs. We have had no problems with leaks.
Lee.

That gray gasket was last used by Airstream in 1965.

Forty some years of gasket technolgy has brought that subject, thousands of miles.

The basic problem with the gray material is that is has no body. When it's exposed to warmer climates, it fails fast.

Secondly, it does a poor job of sealing, if the window operators have a little play, as well as being in the rain, while towing.

Heavier bodied gaskets are far superior, hands down.

Ask those that have upgraded to the newer style of "D" gasket.

Changing window gaskets, should nor be a must every couple of years. With the gray material, that's exactly what you must do.

With the "D" gasket, you might need to change them after 20 to 25 years.

Huge difference.

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Old 11-18-2009, 10:04 AM   #5
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Lee.

That gray gasket was last used by Airstream in 1965.

Forty some years of gasket technolgy has brought that subject, thousands of miles.

The basic problem with the gray material is that is has no body. When it's exposed to warmer climates, it fails fast.

Secondly, it does a poor job of sealing, if the window operators have a little play, as well as being in the rain, while towing.

Heavier bodied gaskets are far superior, hands down.

Ask those that have upgraded to the newer style of "D" gasket.

Changing window gaskets, should nor be a must every couple of years. With the gray material, that's exactly what you must do.

With the "D" gasket, you might need to change them after 20 to 25 years.

Huge difference.

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Thanks for your concern Andy, I installed Hehr Window Bulb Seal over 5 years ago and have not had any window leaks and the Hehr Window Bulb Seal is showing no sign that it needs replacing. The Hehr Window Bulb Seal I purchased and installed is not old stock from 50 years ago. I live in the Pacific NW were the weather can be a challenge with hot summers and cold rainy winters.

Bottom line for me is it's original to the trailer and thats what I want. All I did was give Globie64 a reference to repair his window. I do not profit from any post I make.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:11 PM   #6
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Thanks Silver Leeper, thats the way I feel as well.

"...Bottom line for me is it's original to the trailer and thats what I want. All I did was give Globie64 a reference to repair his window. I do not profit from any post I make."

and thanks for the connection to the other thread. I've bought different seals from other vendors over the last 8 years, with terrible results. I'm attempting to use the stuff that is as close to original as I can. Central coastal california has about a benign a climate as you can find, so we're lucky there.

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Old 11-18-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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wow, I just looked at the pics on the vintageairstream site, it looks great, thanks!
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Lee.

That gray gasket was last used by Airstream in 1965.

Forty some years of gasket technolgy has brought that subject, thousands of miles.

The basic problem with the gray material is that is has no body. When it's exposed to warmer climates, it fails fast.

Secondly, it does a poor job of sealing, if the window operators have a little play, as well as being in the rain, while towing.

Heavier bodied gaskets are far superior, hands down.

Ask those that have upgraded to the newer style of "D" gasket.

Changing window gaskets, should nor be a must every couple of years. With the gray material, that's exactly what you must do.

With the "D" gasket, you might need to change them after 20 to 25 years.

Huge difference.

Andy
Pictures? Link to pictures? Installation guide?
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Bob, this is the page

Restoration Topics - Window Repairs

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Restoration Topics - Window Repairs

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Thanks, but I was asking Inland Andy about his superior product ...
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Bob.

That "D" gasket is in our web site, part # 45370.

It can be installed on the window frame that's riveted to the shell, or on the backside of the metal frame around the glass.

It's held in place with 3M super weatherstrip adhesive.

After installation, coat it once a year with a bit of silicone spray, and that keeps the gasket alive for at least 20 tears or more.

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Xbob2, I'll be curious to know how that works for you. I hope to get to my project this Friday.

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D weather strip

I am getting my 1st AS this week ,a 65 Amb. I thought the first order of biz would be to seal all windows with new stripping.
Is something else used for the non movable windows front and rear?
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I am getting my 1st AS this week ,a 65 Amb. I thought the first order of biz would be to seal all windows with new stripping.
Is something else used for the non movable windows front and rear?
Keeping the inside dry is a good first step. I assume the front non movable windows are by the door lower curd and street side. I'm not sure where the non movable window is in the rear.

Sealing the seams is a good step too. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...more-7626.html
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